Crysencio Summerville signed for Leeds United in the summer transfer window and has so far failed to get a minute of Premier League football for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
The 19-year-old was owned by Feyenoord and spent last season on loan at ADO Den Haag, where he made 21 appearances, scoring twice and adding three assists. Rangers, Wolves and Red Bull Salzburg had all been following the young attacker’s progress, but Leeds pushed ahead of them all and managed to get a cut-price deal with the player’s contract expiring next summer.
Such an ambitious move caused questions to be asked in the Netherlands. Summerville was said to be frustrated that he wasn’t considered important enough at Feyenoord and there was doubt whether he’d find the prominence he was looking for at Elland Road.
Monday’s edition of De Telegraaf takes a look at the progress of 18-year-old Naoufal Bannis, who has been convinced to continue at the Eredivisie club and sign a new contract.
Bannis has four appearances so far this season, and De Telegraaf say his situation is a complete contrast to that of the Leeds player.
They further state: ‘For Summerville there were opportunities as a winger, all the more because Feyenoord was not well occupied on the wings. But Summerville preferred to play for a Leeds United youth team. There he has not even played in the first team for a minute.’
Time will tell whether the player was right to make the move to English football, and reject Feyenoord’s plan for his future.